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Record 2705

Reading Experience:

'Rose Macaulay's inner life was fostered from the start by parents who made her earliest years rich with stories and make-believe. "read much aloud to the children", Grace Macaulay records in her diary of 19 November 1887... "(all 5 listening in rapt atention), 'Rosamond and the Purple Jar', 'Leila or the Island' and 'The Wave and the Battlefield' - also 'Holiday House'."'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 19 Nov 1887
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: village of Varazze
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Grace Macaulay
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1855
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: wife of academic
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Rose Macaulay and four siblings
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Catherine Sinclair
Title: Holiday House
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2705  
Source - Print  
  Author: Alice Crawford
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Paradise Pursued: The Novels of Rose Macaulay
  Place of Publication: Madison
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 159
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Alice Crawford, Paradise Pursued: The Novels of Rose Macaulay (Madison, 1995), p. 159,, accessed: 29 March 2023

Additional comments:



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